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The Virtual Learning Network Community - 25 Years

The Virtual Learning Network Community has been in place in some form since 1994. Within this publication are many of the communities, stories and shared vision that make up this rich community of schools.

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Video: Virtual Learning Network Community Origins: Carol Moffat 

Carol Moffatt: Origins VLN

by Darren Sudlow

Founding Principal, Carol Moffatt (Oxford Area School) talks the origins of the first eLearning cluster, CantaTech

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Video: Derek Wenmoth conversation with Darren Sudlow

Derek Wenmoth: Origins

by NEX

Core Education's Derek Wenmoth talks the Virtual Learning Community

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Video: Virtual Learning Network Community Origins: Ken Pullar 

Origins: Ken Pullar

by NEX

NetNZ Executive Leader, Ken Pullar talks the next steps for virtual learning and the origins of OtagoNet.

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Coronavirus and Education: Are we ready?

by Darren Sudlow

The emerging coronavirus epidemic (and possible pandemic) has thrown a significant question our way.

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25 Years Celebration

by Darren Sudlow

On Saturday 24th August we celebrated 25 years of the Virtual Learning Network Community. It was a fantastic night full old old stories shared among old friends. Although interestingly one key message that came out of it - The networked schools model must continue to grow.

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25 Years: Shooting for Promotional Videos

Celebrating 25 years of the Virtual Learning Network Community

by Darren Sudlow

Believe it or not, the Virtual Learning Network Community is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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The VLN Communities circa 2008

A Quick History of Virtual Learning in New Zealand Schools

by Rachel Whalley

Virtual learning has been taking place in New Zealand schools since the early 1990s when schools collaborated to share teachers and resources and provide online classes to each other’s students through the internet.

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VLN Primary School - Look out here they come

by Rachel Whalley

If you thought online learning was only for independent self motivated senior secondary or university students - think again!

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Volcanics eLearning: Growing opportunities through collaboration

by Darren Sudlow

Secondary students throughout New Zealand are taking hard-to-access subjects through virtual learning communities, heralding diverse ways of learning for the future.

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What is NetNZ?

by NetNZ

NetNZ is a community of secondary and area schools from across New Zealand who work together to provide online learning opportunities for their students based on the New Zealand Curriculum. In 2019 membership consisted of around 62 schools across the South Island.

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Eddie and Hazel Interview: The Virtual Learning Network Community (Interview 2013)

by Eddie and Hazel

This is dedicated to my awesome friend Hazel Owen who sadly passed away a short time ago and I miss her heaps. Hazel interviewed me on July the 10th 2013 and I have taken extracts of what she recorded from that interview. Hazel was a key component of the VLN running the VPLD which was to be in support of VLN teachers (Eddie Reisch)

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Teacher Supply and Networks of Learning

by Darren Sudlow

The emerging issue of teacher supply in many regions of New Zealand has been well documented over the past year and the various solutions mooted by the Minister have worth.

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Video: Benefits of online learning

Rethinking Education: Networks of Schools

by Darren Sudlow

What are the opportunities and barriers to enabling any state school to provide distance education, if they have the infrastructure to do so?

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